Dramatic Black & White
Dramatic Black & White
2.6.1

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Dramatic Black & White free download for Mac

Dramatic Black & White

2.6.1
15 April 2017

Adjust and improve black-and-white photos.

Overview

Dramatic Black & White gives you the look of classic black-and-white. And it's deeper than nostalgia, simpler times, and less color -- it's the artistic soul of photography. Referencing one of our favorite (Ansel Adams) quotes, great black-and-white photos aren't taken -- they're made. Made where light and contrast, grit and form tell the story; where stone and sky, water and light transcend the material world.

JixiPix's Dramatic Black & White takes you there -- and beyond. Easy-to-use, fully customizable presets serve up the classic black-and-white looks of the past and the cutting-edge styles of the present. This app starts by leaving color in the rearview mirror, then enables you to make your photos through expert adjustments to contrast, light, texture and shape. Before your eyes, watch your photos transform into dramatic and timeless works of art.

Features
  • Professional-quality classic and modern black-and-white from an easy-to-use application
  • One-of-a-kind ellipse spotlight tool to put the focus where you want it
  • Loads of presets, to get you started fast
  • The ability to create personal-favorite custom presets using the "Save Preset" menu
  • The addictive JixiPix Randomizer -- so much fun!
  • Easy-to-use slider controls to adjust light, contrast and texture just how you want it
  • Superfast preview mode to immediately see edit results, with large image rendered at save
  • Share your masterpieces!
  • Works with Hi-Res images for top-quality results
  • Superior customer support and updates -- we're committed to your long-term satisfaction

What's new in Dramatic Black & White

Version 2.6.1:
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

2 Dramatic Black & White Reviews

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Dana-Sutton
22 September 2011

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I'm sure this is going to get a lot of negative reaction, but personally I'm not a big fan of Ansel Adams. It seems to me that he relied on a lot of gimmickry, such as using non-panchromatic film and oddball filters, burning "moons" into his skies, etc. etc. to create overdramatic and almost dreamlike "more real than reality" images, and that he did this so routinely that it ceased being artistry and degenerated into something more like schtick. And when the developer's blurb proclaims that A. A. is one of their heroes, that tells me all I need to know about what this software is intended to do.
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Version 1.0
Dana-Sutton
22 May 2013
Personally, I think that Adams so overused his bag of tricks (the filters, the dodged-in fake suns, and so forth) that what, if one only occasionally, could have been art became sentimentalized schtick. He was to photography what Thomas Kinkaid was to painting.
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Version 2.03
Dana-Sutton
22 September 2011
I'm sure this is going to get a lot of negative reaction, but personally I'm not a big fan of Ansel Adams. It seems to me that he relied on a lot of gimmickry, such as using non-panchromatic film and oddball filters, burning "moons" into his skies, etc. etc. to create overdramatic and almost dreamlike "more real than reality" images, and that he did this so routinely that it ceased being artistry and degenerated into something more like schtick. And when the developer's blurb proclaims that A. A. is one of their heroes, that tells me all I need to know about what this software is intended to do.
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Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
Bjphotographer
Bjphotographer
22 September 2011
I don't know your photographic knowledge, but the work of Ansel Adams represents anti-gimmickry at its highest level. Your words speak of ignorance. Amazing!
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
22 May 2013
You are right, this will generate a lot of negative reaction for your ignorance. I would love for you to explain, for instance, how a #25 red filter is an oddball filter? His "gimmickry" as you put it, was really an unparalleled craft for envisioning a final image. His use of colored filters, the Zone System, advance darkroom techniques made Ansel Adams a master of his craft. I've shot with a Linhof Technika 4x5 for more than three decades, and the more I read your post, the more I realize how little you know of photography as art and expression.
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Apeman
Apeman
29 December 2013
He quoted Adams, that's all. "Great black-and-white photos aren't taken - they're made" is true, so I have no problem with that quote being used. It's so rare that a photo is used as it. A photo is not reality, it is the photographer's version of reality.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
20 February 2017
My older brother, who is a professor of photography would vehemently disagree. He would constantly show me the clarity and depth in Adams photographs. Very black blacks, and white highlights without them being blown out. This was about technical mastery of the medium. With todays digital photography it's far easier to adjust your final image later.
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  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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